Thursday, September 15, 2005

You know you're all settled in ...

when you skip your first class :-)

yes, it has happened. and i realized that the GSB is a strange, strange place when the halls and winter garden are empty. there are buildings where I enjoy the one-on-one's but the hyde park center seems pretty cold to the single suitor. anyways.

spent last evening trying to bid for classes. and boy, it's a trip. we have a complicated bidding system (one that was soundly rebuked by an economist i was trying to explain it to at dinner later) that starts us off with 8000 bid points each. we have to pick 3-4 courses we want to bid on to form a primary schedule, and upto 3 alternates, and assign a bid for the *schedule*, not individual courses. more complicated magic happens and you are assigned a schedule only if you can be accepted into all of your courses in that schedule. if none of the schedules can be met, then we are herded into the next phase where one can drop/add courses but this time bid on individual courses.

i understand the procedure, but i am not sure i like it. what made it really tricky for me is that i couldn't find out in time if i could get waived out of a pre-req for a course i want to take NEXT quarter. yeah, i make things hard for myself. so, i've bid on a course that, most likely, i will drop out of. in doing so, i had to adjust the schedule so that i could actually add a meaningful course without conflict. but it's all in and i find out tomorrow.

yesterday was also moving day. i was staying in temp dorms until the International House renovations were complete. so had to deal with packing and unpacking again.

this after a night of some really vigorous debate. i was sitting in the dorm lounge tuesday night around midnight reading something when this economics student visiting from france came in after a tour of chicago and said something about how he had only seen african-american beggars on the streets of chicago. a motley crew of said economist, a russian girl, a confessed left-wing mathematician and yours truly sat up until 3:30 am talking about everything from working at mcdonalds to immigrants to third-world work ethics to, finally, the caste system in India ! it was pretty cool.

at which point i proceeded to stay up for another hour writing a Candidate Platform. we have cohort elections on monday and i am running for the position of Film Chair. i can't do sitting on student councils and networking with the deans man. the platforms were due yesterday and i did submit one that referenced my almost non-existant experience with film - well, there's tapping cable for scrambled porn, but i'll have to see how people take that reference. elections are monday following a 2-minute speecheroo. i need to find some props for that one.

after 5 days of rest, my liver should be all toned for another bout of action. the weekend's approaching and that means the social life is kicking back into gear. tonight is our first TNDC - thursday night drinking club. bunch of things tomorrow - a classmate's birthday, bars, i've heard bowling mentioned. and saturday we're supposed to all dress up and go see some fish. there's a foo-fie do at the shedd aquarium which reminds me that i need to get my suit altered. don't want to look anything but my sharpest best now, do i :)

ok, i'm hungry. personally i think the whole lack of sleep thing at bschool is over-rated. i mean, you'll get up in time for class whatever time you go to bed. or if you're like me, you'll just skip the class. it's the lack of food in time as i'm running around that's getting to me. it's 10:51 now and i haven't had breakfast and there's a long day ahead of me. so off i go now. cheers.
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1 Comments:

Blogger PowerYogi said...

Ah yes, the 'when the heck am I expected to eat?' thing. Sounds like you're having fun.
BRITCHICK | 09.15.05 - 7:53 pm | #

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don't forget to save up enough points so you can take meadow's class in the spring!
byron | Homepage | 09.15.05 - 9:49 pm | #

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I can just picture it. What a talker you are. I mean slacker (heh heh) Jealous not to be in a similiar situation to enjoy the beginnings of your fully immerssion of Chicago GSB.

By the way... your Blog still shows up under applicants on Hella.. perhaps you should request s migration change to Brad.
Dave | Homepage | 09.16.05 - 4:13 am | #

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Foo fie do at an aquarium? What are they teaching you guys in Chicago?????
Suzy | Homepage | 09.16.05 - 1:01 pm | #

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Have you figured out the class bidding/point arbitrage game at Chicago? I never did ...
Steve Shu | Homepage | 09.16.05 - 1:11 pm | #

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bc - didn't you write about it too sometime. this is not healthy at all, got to say.

byron - ended up paying 2801 points, hope to have enought to go Meadow.

dave - you'll be there soon man, no worries.

suzy - you'll have to come all dolled-up to the aquarium to find out

steve - i don't think i ever will. am just happy to get my classes !
poweryogi | 09.16.05 - 6:38 pm | #

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Maybe when I start my school next fall (if that!)I'll lose some weight! I sit in front of a computer all day and I can't wait for the hustle/bustle of school again! Good luck with your bidding Yogs.
Truth Fairy | Homepage | 09.17.05 - 11:02 am | #

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